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Federal Court imposes $4m penalty on industry fund

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2022
The Federal Court has imposed combined penalties of $4 million on Statewide Super for providing members with misleading information regarding their insurance and failing to report the issue to ASIC in the time required. Between 2017 and 2020, Statewide ...

New head of ESG at American Century

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 11 JAN 2022
The $250 billion global investment manager American Century Investments has appointed a new head of ESG and sustainable investing. Sarah Bratton Hughes joined the firm on January 3, and will also lead the ESG and investment stewardship team at American ...

Federal Court fines Mayfair $30m

CHLOE WALKER  |  THURSDAY, 23 DEC 2021
James Mawhinney's Mayfair 101 Group has been ordered to pay a combined penalty of $30 million for misleading advertising. In handing down the decision, Justice Anderson said the increased penalties were appropriate, noting that those sought by ASIC ...

OnePath Custodians sued over fees for no service

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 DEC 2021
Civil penalty proceedings have commenced in the Federal Court against OnePath Custodians for allegedly charging super fund members fees for no service, filed by ASIC. ASIC is alleging OnePath incorrectly charged more than $4 million in fees to more ...

ASIC sues ANZ in final civil RC case

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 9 DEC 2021
The big four bank is being sued by the regulator for failing to provide some of the benefits promised to customers who hold offset transaction accounts or 'Breakfree' packages in conduct dating back more than two decades. In what is the last ...

FPA names new chief executive

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 9 DEC 2021
The Financial Planning Association of Australia announced who will take over Dante De Gori as chief executive. Sarah Abood takes the post in mid-January 2022, leaving behind her role as chief operating officer of HOPE Housing Funds Management, a not-for-profit ...

ASIC files numerous cases against Westpac

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 30 NOV 2021
In an unprecedented move, ASIC has commenced six civil penalty proceedings against Westpac for widespread compliance failures in its banking, wealth, superannuation and general insurance businesses. The six matters filed relate to charging fees to deceased ...

New investment head at First Sentier

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 29 NOV 2021
First Sentier Investors has a new global head of investment management. David Allen has been appointed to the role, based in London. He was most recently global chief investment officer, equities at AMP Capital. Allen has more than 20 years of global ...

ASIC sues ANZ over home loan referrals

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 26 NOV 2021
ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against ANZ for breaches of the Credit Act arising from referrals through its home loan 'introducer program' and from unlicensed individuals outside the introducer program. The program involved home ...

Adviser jailed for illegal super access

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 NOV 2021
A former financial adviser was sentenced to jail for facilitating the illegal early access of clients' superannuation to the tune of $1.5 million. Victoria-based Ahmed Saad operated Saad Wealth Management between 10 April 2012 until 16 October 2017 ...
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